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  • I'll Have Another's Scratch Spreads Sadness Across Belmont Park

    I'll Have Another's Scratch Spreads Sadness Across Belmont Park
    Late Friday morning, a cluster of photographers was gathered inside the homestretch rail at Belmont Park, staking out positions for the hundreds of cameras that would be put in place to capture horse racing history a day later. In the parking lots...
  • OTB's: Where politics, public money and racing meet

     
    Two horses that finished first on a recent day at Belmont Park serve as living reminders of this year's dramatic changes in political leadership. The winner of the sixth race on May 30 was Steamroller, which of course was......
  • Paterson: Call me Mr. Special Interest

     
    Paterson's campaign finance disclosures come in late last night -- wonder why? -- and show that he went to a bevy of special interests to accumulate his $3 million total. The Times: "His contributors span the gamut of Albany???s......
  • Nasty-name nags make it Spitzer season at Saratoga

     
    A trusted New York racing savant has alerted us to an amusingly-named pair of horses that ran at Saratoga at the outset of the summer season: "Luv Gov" and "Ninth Client." In this entry, one racing blogger had a......
  • Dissecting Schumer's 'no primary' defense of Kirsten

     
    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has been arguing that there should be no primary for appointed colleague Kirsten Gillibrand because Democrats must retain the seat to keep Republicans from obstructing the policies of progressivism, Obama, etc. In this week's...
  • Gov. said to back bill for Nassau OTB slot-machines

     
    Gov. David A. Paterson is prepared, sources say, to propose slot machines (tied to the Lottery system) at a Nassau County Off-Track Betting site ??? with Suffolk OTB to share in the proceeds. That would be a statewide first.Before......
  • New York Racing Assn. announces new policy to protect retired racehorses from slaughter

     
    The New York Racing Assn. is calling for harsh penalties for horsemen who directly or indirectly sell a horse for slaughter. The policy announced by the NYRA today also asks horsemen to support horse rescue, adoption initiatives and to find......
  • New York OTB Board Extends Operations for a Year

    New York OTB Board Extends Operations for a Year
    An emergency rescue plan for off-track betting has saved the jobs of 1300 to 1500 workers, at least for now. The board of New York City's bankrupt Off-Track Betting Corporation voted on Saturday to continue operations for another year, just one day...